The Distant Hours – Book Review
You had me at the first paragraph.
This is only the second Kate Morton book I’ve read, and some of the imagery is just so delicious I want to read it over and over.
Edie Burchill works at a tiny two-person publishing company in Notting Hill. She doesn’t get along too well with her mother, but when a long lost letter is discovered and re-sent, swathes of secrets are about to be unearthed.
Secrets that have cloaked her mother’s past, when as an evacuee in the Second World War she was chosen by the rather enigmatic Juniper Blythe from Milderhurst Castle.
The Distant Hours follows the unravelling of the secrets in modern time, alongside how they occurred in the past.
Its brilliantly told.
Beautifully mastered; and quite often I was so immersed I simply forgot I was reading. The train carriage of kids over-excited on a school excursion simply vanished, along with their shouts, cries and the teacher’s warnings. That’s the kind of escape we all deserve!
How deep are your secrets? How do they affect others? After reading this you could almost be tempted to blurt them all out… But I’ll keep mine just a little while longer.
And as for the distant hours, what exactly are they? You’ll have to discover for yourself. As for myself, I’ll be picking up another Kate Morton tale tomorrow!
Book Review by Jacq Ellem